Impact Stories


Erie Howlett, grateful patient

Newcomer to Stratford appreciates local MRI and caring staff

In the summer I was experiencing tingling feelings in my hands, feet and legs. As relative newcomers to Stratford, some of our healthcare is still in Kitchener, including our family physician. She ordered a nerve conduction test and the neurologist said I needed an MRI.

I asked to have my MRI done here at Stratford General Hospital. I was very pleased to be called in less than a week for an appointment the following Tuesday at 3 p.m. 

As I'm claustrophobic, I was really impressed with the staff and how they kept checking on me, and the additional room inside the MRI made things much easier. My doctor received the results two days later and I'm now going for physiotherapy.

Later, I received notice of an appointment at a different hospital more than a month after my MRI had been completed in Stratford. I gladly cancelled this appointment. We're so thankful to have an MRI right here in Stratford!

Posted Monday, October 5 2015


Watch Videos:

Double the Impact!

Double the impact of your donation through our matching gift program!

WATCH VIDEO NOW

Matching Gift

SGH Volunteers tell you how YOU can double your donation through our matching gift program

WATCH VIDEO NOW

Judy Schmidt Craig

A patient describes her care experience at Stratford General Hospital.

WATCH VIDEO NOW

Volunteers of Stratford General Hospital

Volunteers are key to our hospital's success!

WATCH VIDEO NOW

Rick Orr, SGHF Board Chairman

Foundation Board Chair Rick Orr talks about community generosity.

WATCH VIDEO NOW

Dr. Miriam Mann, Chief of Emergency

Donor Generosity a lifesaver in Hospital's Emergency Department

WATCH VIDEO NOW


More Impact Stories...

Darrin Bauer
Early one morning I woke up and just couldn't get out of bed; the pain in my lower back was so bad. It was scary. X-rays showed I had what they thought was degenerative disc disease and arthritis in my back with a bulge in the spine. Some back injuries that aren't caught quickly and treatedREAD MORE 

Colleen Misener
“Whether it’s being born or dying—or something in between—it’s so important to have proper healthcare for all of us,” says Colleen Misener, a long term Hospital and Foundation Board member during the 1990s. “It’s also essential for the whole municipality,READ MORE 

Dr. Marcie McCune
"A million thanks!" says surgeon Marcie McCune to donors whose support of the Spring mail-out helped purchase the Neoprobe, a state-of-the-art gamma probe used in both breast cancer and melanoma surgery. Used several times each week by five general surgeons and two plastic surgeons, this newer,READ MORE 

Laurie Schalk
This is the third in a series of testimonials in which chemo patients, their families and the staff and doctors who care for them share stories of their journey to fight and win the battle against cancer. A new and expanded Chemo space including the installation of new technology is projected to beREAD MORE 

Alexandra MacDonald
I went to the Breast Screening Centre at Stratford General for a routine mammogram in January of 2011. When the clinic called a few days later and asked me to come back, the worry took hold. I can't recall the exact sequence of events, but I remember the biopsy,  and I remember, despite myREAD MORE 

Dr. Laurel Moore
Medicine is increasingly growing in complexity and the new technologies are constantly improving the care physicians are able to provide to their patients, says Dr. Laurel Moore, Chief of Medical Staff. Before the arrival of the MRI in Stratford, patients were often waiting in excess of six months forREAD MORE 

CLICK FOR MORE IMPACT STORIES